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Patriots to visit White House next month in honor of Super Bowl win
Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images (WASHINGTON) -- The New England Patriots will head to Washington, D.C. next month to pay a visit to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl 51 win.White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced at Thursday's briefing that the team will visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19.The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Feb. 5 to take the title. The win marked New England's fifth championship and the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Team USA beats Puerto Rico in its first World Baseball Classic final
iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- The United States made its first appearance at the World Baseball Classic championship game Wednesday night -- and they came out on top.Team USA beat Puerto Rico, who had been undefeated in the tournament, 8-0 to take the title. The win was due in large part to a strong performance from pitcher Marcus Stroman. The Toronto Blue Jays starter pitched a no-hitter until the seventh inning of the final, earning him the honor of being named the game's most valuable player.Team USA manager Jim Leyland reflected on the win after the game, saying it went beyond...
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South Carolina coach describes team's March Madness win over Duke
ABC News (NEW YORK) — March Madness got a little sweeter over the weekend for the University of South Carolina. The team upset Duke Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1973.The third round of the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins Thursday night. South Carolina Coach Frank Martin, whose team plays Baylor Friday, stopped by ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday morning to chat about the Gamecock’s victory over Duke. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup — 3/22/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEN.-Y. Yankees 7, Philadelphia 3Kansas City 6, San Diego 2Colorado 10, Cleveland 2AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 8, Minnesota 4Toronto 5, Detroit 4Oakland 5, Chi. White Sox 3Texas 7, L.-A. Angels 4L.-A. Angels 9, Seattle 8Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4NATIONAL LEAGUECincinnati 5, Chi. Cubs 2/5 inningsSt. Louis 6, Washington 1Miami 15, N.-Y. Mets 9San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 109, Orlando 102Boston 109, Indiana 100Chicago 117, Detroit 95Oklahoma City 122, Philadelphia 97Washington 104, Atlanta 100Denver 126, Cleveland 113Milwaukee 116, Sacramento 98Utah 108, New York 101 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 5, Columbus...
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Lopez, Ibaka Suspended One Game for Altercation
valio84sl/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) – Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka were each suspended one game for their role in a fight between the two teams on Tuesday night, the league announced Wednesday.Both players took swings at each other during Toronto’s 122-120 win over Chicago Tuesday night and had to be separated by coaches and officials. Both players were ejected after an official review.Raptors assistant Jamaal Magliore was fined $15,000 for his role in the scrum.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) —Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEPhiladelphia 9, Minnesota 5Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 4Houston 2, Miami 1L.-A. Angels 9, Cincinnati 1Arizona 4, Kansas City 2AMERICAN LEAGUETexas 4, Chi. White Sox 3Oakland 8, Seattle 5Toronto 5, Baltimore 2Boston 4, N.-Y. Yankees 2NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 3, Atlanta 1Milwaukee 5, L.-A. Dodgers 4San Francisco 5, San Diego 3 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSan Antonio 100, Minnesota 93Milwaukee 93, Portland 90L.-A. Clippers 133, L.-A. Lakers 109OT/Toronto 122, Chicago 120Brooklyn 98, Detroit 96Miami 112, Phoenix 97New Orleans 95, Memphis 82Golden State 112, Dallas 87 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOttawa 3, Boston 2Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 1OT/New Jersey...
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Marshawn Lynch's agent leaves football future in question
Gabriel Christus/ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- ESPN reports the agent for retired running back Marshawn Lynch spoke out amid rumors of his client's potential return, saying Lynch does miss football, but they have not discussed whether or not the Oakland Raiders want him to play for them.His agent Doug Hendrickson says "it was the media who ran with" reports of a potential match between Lynch and his hometown Oakland Raiders.Last week, ESPN reported the Raiders were heavily interested in acquiring Lynch, whether via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, who own his rights, or by signing him should the Seahawks...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to have surgery on throwing shoulder
Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder according to ESPN. The team announced Tuesday that the operation will be performed on March 30.Newton is expected to miss organized team activities (OTAs) earlier in the summer, but is expected to be ready for training camp in late July.ESPN reports the tear occurred in Week 14 of last season in a game against the Los Angeles, then San Diego, Chargers. An MRI revealed afterwards Newton had suffered a partial tear, but the team...
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Jerry Krause, architect of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty, dies at 77
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Jerry Krause, the executive credited with forming the Chicago Bulls roster that won six championships through the 1990s, died at 77 according to ESPN.A Chicago native, Krause was named general manager of the Bulls in 1985, going on to draft future all-time greats Michael Jordan and Socttie Pippen. In 1987, he added Bill Cartwright to the mix via a trade with the New York Knicks, forming the core of the team's first three championships.He also hired Phil Jackson to be an assistant with the team. Later, he named Jackson head coach, and he led Bulls on...
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey resurfaces in new photo
Mexican Attorney General’s Office (NEW YORK) -- ABC News has obtained a photo of Tom Brady's missing jersey from his Super Bowl LI victory, courtesy of the Mexican Attorney General.The jersey still bears green turf stains along the area of the right shoulder.A former Mexican newspaper executive is accused of taking Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey from his locker, league officials said.The jersey went missing after the New England Patriots' Super Bowl 51 victory. It had an estimated value of $500,000, according to a complaint filed with the Houston Police Department in February."Through the cooperation of the NFL and New...
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